When was the last time you took time to play?
I’m a mom of two, a wife, a business builder with aging parents and cancer. I know how hectic and overwhelming life can get. I also know that taking time to play is mandatory.
Did you know that play actually makes you more intelligent? It does! According to this interview with Dr. Martin Korte play promotes brain development by creating new synapses. According to my daughter it “makes more wrinkles in your brain.”
Basically, when we stop playing, our brains don’t work as well or as hard. That means, we find tasks more challenging, and frustrating. Could it lead to burnout? I’d say yes, but I’m no scientist.
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People who keep playing throughout their life will continue to feel the benefit, because play always means thinking things over, learning something new, concentrating on something.Dr. Martin Korte
Why you should play
In the last eight months I’ve thought about and done more play than I have in many years. Why? Because keeping a positive state of mind, being able to enjoy life and self-care depend on it.
Building a business that asks women to slow down, take leisure time so they can be more productive means I too need to do the same. Believe me, I have. It’s the reason I decided to make leisure (play) my platform.
We all live in a constant state of stress which can overproduce the hormone Cortisol. Which can lead to a weakened immune system, or high blood pressure. I’m not trying to scare you, but these things are serious.
Most of the time we’re stressed about things that could easily be let go. But we’re so focused on looking or acting a certain way we make ourselves sick. . . literally.
So, it’s time to play.
Epic water balloon and water gun fight, white water rafting, parasailing are all new items that have been added to my bucket list. Along with those are games with my family, more parties and quality time with friends.
Let’s create a synapse revolution! Let’s lower our cortisol levels to normal, boost our dopamine, build our immunity and lower our blood pressure.
In the end, it’s the fun we’ve had along the way to making an impact that we’ll truly remember and cherish.
It’s time to play!